Author Archive: Timothy McKenna-Bolton

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Kate Bush: Director’s Cut

Kate Bush: Director’s Cut

by / May 30, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

The planets must be aligned; Kate Bush has released a new album. A new release from Kate is always a bit of an event, mainly because since her heyday in the 80s the duration between albums has been ever increasing (her last two albums were 12 years apart). She’s not being lazy or anything. She’s [...]

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Ghost Wave – Self-titled

Ghost Wave – Self-titled

by / May 2, 2011 / [ 5 Comments ]

High fives for bands that kinda sound like those bands from the ’90s that kinda sounded like bands from the ’60s. I’m being a cynical bastard of course, and to be honest I find this aspect of Ghost Wave to be endearing rather than problematic. They are from Auckland, though, so that’s a bit problematic [...]

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Review Battle: The Strokes’ Angles

Review Battle: The Strokes’ Angles

by / March 28, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

By Timothy McKenna-Bolton Did you listen to that band Japanese Motors who released an album a year or two ago? When that album came out somebody (an idiot) told me that they sound like The Strokes only better. This was a stupid statement for two reasons. The first reason being that Japanese Motors are a [...]

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Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs Evil

Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs Evil

by / March 7, 2011 / No Comments

Aww, Deerhoof. They’re just so cute and quirky and noisy and abrasive. Nawww. What makes Deerhoof so awesome is that they somehow write alt-pop songs that are catchy and compact and yet so freakin’ weird. It’s great to see a band stubbornly refusing to stay put on any single aesthetic and constantly trying to change [...]

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